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Cancer and Corona: Why do people die even before death knocks at the Door?

Corona and Cancer are twins with almost similar effects. Cancer comes slowly, and stays longer while corona comes fast like a storm, and disturbs everything. The morbidity in case of cancer is higher. Corona has lesser fatality but still, it creates panic. Glimpses from the life of a survivor who celebrated his birthday, wedding anniversary, Christmas and New Year in the Hospital.

Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks: study

Any sanitation method would need to decontaminate all surfaces of the respirator, but equally important is maintaining the filtration efficacy and the fit of the respirator to the face of the wearer. Otherwise, it will not offer the right protection

Why does COVID-19 impact only some organs, not others?

COVID-19 mostly affects the lungs and organs, like heart, liver, kidney and parts of the neurological system in severe cases. The biggest question that needs to be answered is - why does the virus target only specific organs?

Virtual events to boost economy and spread awareness about COVID 19

Webinars and virtual meetings are the new normal - worldwide more so in the COVID-19 era.

Surface coating inactivates COVID-19 virus in one hour

A Virginia Tech chemical engineering professor has developed a surface coating that, when painted on common objects, inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Institutional preparedness for a Pandemic

While a disaster is a multifaceted blow to the economy, employment, and social ethos of a nation it nevertheless is an opportunity to assess one’s capacity, capability, and resilience. It’s the best time to bring health sector reforms and to revisit the role and responsibilities of NDMA.

CURA helps turn shipping containers into Intensive care units

CURA – a global open-source initiative aims to convert shipping containers into plug-in Intensive-Care Pods for COVID-19 patients. Each CURA pod can be mounted as a hospital tent, and as safe a regular isolation ward, thanks to bio-containment with negative pressure. The first unit is built and installed at a temporary hospital in Turin, Italy.

Corona Tales: Duty with brains – is all gains no pains!!

The disaster management apparatus has no other choices but to ensure that the poor and helpless people don't migrate or go back to their respective states and keep infecting others till a stage come when India becomes helpless. Who lives if India dies!!

Indian Railways chips in to fight COVID-19 

Indian Railways will operate special Parcel Trains to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities. To transform this dream into reality the Railway employees deployed at various stations, sheds, and control offices will work round the clock to ensure smooth movement of fast moving items and ensure that India lives.

Corona is not a joke # 2

The COVID-19 virus is a very lonely but deceptive soul. It cannot survive in thin air and often needs a platform to rest, regrow, resurrect and have a big bite of our liver, kidney or gall bladder before engaging itself with another family member or neighbor. It is a seasoned killer who always stabs someone behind its back. This is all the more reason why the COVID-19 virus needs to be detected - quick and early before it weakens the body’s defenses and forcibly enters our body. To counter this enemy we need someone strong, resourceful and powerful enough to take care and protect us against this gangster who is trying to overpower, abduct, misbehave and dictate terms - like a roadside bully.

Corona is not a joke # 1

Corona virus today is like an irresponsible ticket-less traveler or fun loving tourist on a world tour. The fast-moving, alien is free to come and go anywhere from China to Chandni chowk and literally rest of the world. The virus somehow managed to surreptitiously disguise its presence till it was first identified in the landlocked Wuhan region of Hubei province in China. After being spotted and identified (December 2019) the new virus was given the name 2019-nCoV. Its first priority was to establish a foothold for its own survival and have a bite off whatever was available. But once it managed to consolidate its position and feel safe and secure, it literally went on a world tour.

Global vaccine targets ‘far off track’ : UN

The Global Vaccine Action Plan had envisioned a world free from vaccine preventable diseases to avert 1.5 million deaths from preventable diseases each year by 2020

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